Saturday, 7 June 2008

Who would have thought?

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For who hath despised the day of small things? Zechariah 4:10a (KJV)

Brothers (and sisters!)I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I PRESS ON towards the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus Phillipians 3:13-14 (NIV) brackets and capitals mine

For I know the thoughts and plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to PROSPER you and not to harm you, plans to give you HOPE and a FUTURE. Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) capitals mine

Who would have thought....

that the orphaned, captive of today would be a queen tomorrow (Esther)
that the ones called barren would have cause to laugh (Sarah, Hannah, Elizabeth)
that the one who stuttered would be bold enough to face Pharoah (Moses)
that the one who denied Christ would speak for Him and die for Him (Peter)
that the foreign widow would have a reason to smile again (Ruth)
that the tanned sherperd boy, forgotten by his own father would reign as king (David)
that after 34 years of paralysis, he would walk home carrying what had been carrying him (thanks, 30+!) (the ex-paralytic!)
that the one who went through the pit, slavery and prison would end up in the palace (Joeseph)
that irrespective of how your today seems, your TOMORROW will be greater as you walk with the Almighty, the TURN IT AROUND God. He is an UNCHANGING CHANGER. He does not change but there is no situation He cannot change.

Today, looking at our lives there might be a great discrepancy between what He has promised and what we are actually experiencing but He has asked us not to despise these days, they are days of small beginnings but thank God because He has greater plans in store for us in our future. We all have made mistakes but let's not let that stop us. Forget the mistakes of yesterday and press on towards what is ahead. There is breakthrough in front of you, there is a testimony in front of you, there is VICTORY in front of you.

Who would have thought, eh?!

Remain blessed and highly favoured. 2008 continues to remain our year of uncommon testimony in the mighty name of Jesus.

Your latter will be greater than your past
You will be blessed, more than you can ask
In spite of all that has been done
The best is yet to come
And your latter will be greater
Your latter will be greater than your past

Israel Houghton

10 comments:

Tee said...

Thank you God for this timely word and for using Zoe has the vessel to deliver it to me.

thanks zoe

Believer said...

@tee:Praise God. Thanks for stopping by.

Rinsola said...

Who really would have thought that the "will i ever succeed in life girl", is now the with God all things are possible girl? I'm thankful to God for His possiblities in my life, and i'm looking forward to experiencing more of His waohness in every aspect of my life. Thanks for sharing miss lady.

Daddy's Girl said...

Thank God for what He has done and continues to do in our lives... He's so awesome! When I look back on where I once was and how far He's brought me, I'm amazed... Thanks for this post...

PS Love the new template!

OluwaDee said...

I so needed that.

10k God 4 u,ur blog & d internet.

The Life of a Stranger called me said...

I know right!

Keep them coming, I love love the way God keeps willing us to try and see it all from HIS perspective, even coutless when we giving up without trying. Hows your week been?

Jaycee said...

"...That irrespective of how your today seems, your TOMORROW will be greater as you walk with the Almighty, the TURN IT AROUND God. He is an UNCHANGING CHANGER. He does not change but there is no situation He cannot change..."

HALLELUJAH!!!! Wow...this God :) (and to think that yesterday I was thinking along these lines...confirmation!)

Believer said...

@rinsola: You already have the victory, just begin to rejoice!Love u my sis and thanks for you know what! God bless you.

@DG:Thanks, how have you been? This is just the beginning, He will take you to places you never dreamt possible

@oluwadee:Thank God for you. We are in a season of breakthrough. How's rabbi?

@LOASCM:Nwunye DCO, how u de? Thanks for all your encouragement. Strength comes when we see it from His perspective

@jaycee: In the mouth of two or more witnesses the word is established. He will always CONFIRM and PERFORM His word. You are blessed

Prettylyf said...

Amen! Thank you so much, Zoe! I needed to read this I've been going through a storm after another and as I lie down in bed right now am praising God in this storm because who am I that the Lord of all the earth would care to know my name, who am I that God would choose to light the path for my every wandering heart? who am I that I wonder away and come back and still He awaits me? Who am I? Who am I without Him?

AJIKE said...

Yes o, God is awesome...
hmmm nice one
i love the way you put these words
mehn God is Awesome, awesome, awesome

How are u my darling

keep thepost coming!
muah